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School meals continue through the summer: WSESU looking for volunteers to help with the effort

The Vermont Summer Food Service Program kicked off on June 22. For school kitchens throughout the state, that means continuing serving thousands of meals a week to their communities’ children. In the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union (WSESU), they can’t do it alone. While school staff are the backbone of the operation, the program can’t operate without volunteers helping with food preparation and working at the distribution sites.

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Northeast Kingdom farm to grow additional food for anyone in need

The Vermont Land Trust, in partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and ShiftMeals, a program that provides healthy food to people affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis, are working together to ensure that an acre of land at Bluffside Farm in Newport will increase food production and food access in the Northeast Kingdom. Two open houses for interested volunteers and community members will be held at Bluffside Farm on July 2 — from 10:30 to 11:30 am and again from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. To learn more or sign up as a volunteer visit, www.shiftmeals.org/join-our-grow-team.

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Sterling College Announces Living & Learning Pods for the Fall Semester

Reopening with health and quality of education in mind

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Vegetable Starts Make it to the Community

Hundreds of veggie starts made it out to the community in early June thanks to Sarah Rosow (Guilford’s Farm to School Coordinator), Lilac Ridge Farm, and VT Hemp!

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Input Needed for a New Vision of Farming and Food in Vermont

Help shape the future of farming and food development in Vermont. Share your input and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to a Vermont farmers market of your choice. By participating, you’ll be adding your voice to the Farm to Plate Strategic Plan.

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New Farmers.gov Feature Enables USDA Customers to Manage Conservation Activities Online

You can now manage your conservation activities and request assistance from USDA through a new feature on farmers.gov. These conservation features join several others already available through the farmers.gov portal, including the ability to view farm loan information.

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Largest Deer Farm in State Conserves Land with Vermont Land Trust

LedgEnd Farm Protects Productive Middlebury Farmland

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Food Connects Hires New Sales Associate

Food Connects is excited to welcome Beth Lewand to their team as their Food Hub Sales Associate.

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Food Connects Summer Garden Program begins soon!

Beginning June 22, school gardens in the Windham Southeast Supervisory Union will open to families interested in getting outside and into the weeds of gardening!

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Wilson Farm Market Opens in Greensboro

Visit Wilson Farm Market for a wide variety of fresh produce, dairy, meat, cheeses, herbs and so much more!

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